Kampala, 17 February, 2020 / 3:59 am (ACI Africa).
At an ongoing training spearheaded by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa focusing on self-reliance and sustainability in various Church institutions in the East African nation of Uganda, a Bishop has underscored the need for stewardship, calling on the beneficiaries, most of them clergy, to be accountable for the resources of the Church.
“We are required to account for all the resources we receive,” the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa said while giving his opening remarks during the Capacity Building Programme on Self-Reliance of Local Churches at St. Augustine’s Institute in Kampala, Uganda.
“We are living in an environment where our partners who used to support us have become donor fatigued”, Bishop Zziwa said and added, “Today we are required to account for all the resources we receive and more importantly we are faced with challenges of establishing strategies which enable us to be self-reliant as a local Church.”
According to the Chairman of UEC, “The Church in Uganda will truly be independent when measured by its ability to be self-propagating, self-ministering and self-reliant.”
Acknowledging the Church is capable of attaining self-reliance, the Prelate noted that it (Church) has “enough resources to achieve self-reliance.”